Upcoming Dates of Interest...
5/8/13 Pinning Ceremony for Summer Nursing Graduates!
5/9/13 MTC Graduation
5/15/13 Summer Late Registration
5/22/13 Summer Classes begin
6/17/13 IMPORTANT CHANGE: Priority Registration for Fall 2013 begins at 8am
6/19/13 IMPORTANT CHANGE: Regular Registration for Fall 2013 begins at 8am
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To receive a clinical start date in Nursing, a student must meet current admission criteria, attend orientation, and pay a $100 nonrefundable deposit.
From the Nursing Program Coordinator...
Welcome! It is our hope that this semester will be a good one for you. We are here to help you in any way that we can. Talk to us!!
The Student Nurses Association meets in the fall and spring semesters. Join!! It's a great way to meet other nursing students and build relationships while developing leadership skills. You will find more information about the SNA under the web menu item "Student Resources".
A reminder . . . if you withdraw or fail a clinical nursing course, it is necessary for you to submit a Request to Reenter form to me in HS 124. Your reentering a clinical course is not automatic . . . you are given the opportunity to reenter a course on a space available basis. Eligible students reenter clinical courses in the order that I have received the Request to Reenter forms. Don't delay in submitting your form if you withdraw or fail! The sooner you turn the form in, the sooner I can put you back in the course. (You must have withdrawn or failed (made less than a C final grade) to submit the form . . . the form will not be accepted ahead of withdrawal or failure.) The Request to Reenter form is available online under menu item "Forms". You can bring it by HS 124, or fax it to 822-3343.
Advisement begins in nursing approximately two weeks after a new semester begins. If you need help in determining what courses you should take, schedule an appointment with your advisor early enough so that you can register on the first day that registration opens. (If you are web-enabled and have a program plan from your advisor and you know what you need to take, you do not have to see your advisor.)
NEW!!! If you are taking 2 clinical courses in the same semester, you will register for the med/surg course ONLY. You will automatically be registered for the co-requisite clinical course. So, if you want NUR 265 and NUR 263 or NUR 210 and NUR 162 or NUR 215 and NUR 264, be sure to register for NUR 265 or NUR 210 or NUR 215, and watch your schedule for the addition of the second clinical course.
Finally, as you are entering the clinical sequence, or progressing through the clinical sequence, if you are ever unable to register for a course(s) that you need, be sure to let me know so that I can help you get the course(s) you need to progress. Email me at email@example.com. It is important that you let me know as early as possible after registration begins that you were unable to get in a course that you need. I will put your name on an alternate list and work toward helping you get enrolled.
Once a student has qualified for admission to nursing by meeting one of the 4 qualifying options, the student attends orientation. Part 1 Orientations are held the 4th Wednesday of every month (except November and December) at 2:00pm on the Airport Campus in the Health Science Building, room 144, the auditorium. Typically the orientations last about two hours. (Notes: Bring a pen. Must be on time and cannot leave early. Children cannot attend.)
It is imperative that the student attends the orientation so that the student can be conditionally accepted and given a proposed future start date into NUR 101, the first clinical course for the generic student, or NUR 201, the Transition course for the returning LPN. If the student pays the $100 deposit by the deadline (information will be given out at the orientation about paying the deposit), then the student will be officially accepted into nursing and the start date will be confirmed.
To assist students in preparing for the next semester, coordinators of each clinical course will place information on D2L for the upcoming semester. Beginning in NUR 101/201 all students must access D2L to find out when and where they are to meet for the next semester, and if there are assignments to be completed before starting the next semester. There may be computer training sessions that the student has to complete before clinical begins, or Dosage Calculation Tests that the student has to take before clinical begins. It is the student's responsibility to be prepared for clinical and to know when and where to go for the orientation to clinical. D2L access is available 4 days before a semester begins.
FOR ALL NURSING STUDENTS: The CPR required is American Heart BLS for the Healthcare Provider.
Refer to Course Search page for internet course orientation information.
Refer to D2L for clinical and lecture nonclinical course information.
NUR 215: Go to Student Resources; then to Course Orientation Materials
NUR 264: Go to Student Resources; then to Course Orientation Materials
The Nursing Department hosts Pinning Ceremonies for all MTC graduates of our Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing programs. These are held in May, August, and December of every year. Graduates of each semester are invited to participate in this important milestone...the transition from Student Nurse to Graduate Nurse.
The next Pinning Ceremony will be held Wednesday May 8, 2013 at 11:00am on the Airport Campus in the Academic Center Auditorium, room 116. Graduates will meet on 5/8/13 in AC 139 at 10:15am. Seating for guests begins at 10:15am for those that received pre-printed tickets from a graduate. Seating opens at 10:45am for general seating. Rehearsal will be on 5/7/13 and will be a DRESS rehearsal. Group pictures will be taken at the dress rehearsal on 5/7/13. Individual pictures will be taken after group pictures. Students planning to purchase MTC nursing pins from the bookstore must place their orders within the first two weeks of their final semester to guarantee that the pins will arrive in time for the Pinning Ceremony.
Dates of future Pinning Ceremonies: TBA
Three times yearly MTC offers a Kaplan Review Course for graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing Program. The four day course is taught on the Airport Campus in the Health Science Building. Dates and location vary depending on the semester. The course includes a pre- and post-test evaluation, and focuses on helping the student problem-solve in answering questions similar to those found on the NCLEX exam. Remedial review of content is also available to those enrolling in the course.